The Warlock's ShadowBook - 2011
Berren is not enjoying himself. Trapped in a temple, forced to learn how to read, how to write and how to recall the histories of the Saints, all he wants is to be given a sword. As a thief-taker's apprentice he imagined a world of daring night-time chases, glorious victories and a life of excitement. His dreams aren't quite coming true. So when a prince-- the first and last prince he'll ever see-- hires the thief-taker as a bodyguard, Berren is thrilled. When he hears that a troupe of Dragon Monks-- exotic warriors and the best swordsmen in the world-- are visiting, he sees an opportunity to learn how to fight.
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2011
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 23 cm